Healthified Irish Soda Bread



Today’s the day! It’s St. Patrick’s Day. What goes better with self quarantine and St. Patty’s Day than Irish Soda Bread? This recipe is tried and true. It’s been in the family for many years now and I always have to make it to go with our Corned Beef!

So, are my irish roots showing yet? I've got my irish pride out today, that much is true. I love it when St. Patrick's Day rolls around. It isn't just special for that reason alone. Oh, no. No, no, no! It's also my red-haired, smart aleck of a father's birthday!


Now, of course I'm not saying this is traditional Irish Soda Bread. I've never been to Ireland, so I couldn't say either way. But, I do know that this is a healthified version of a couple whole-wheat recipes I've pieced together. "It's alive! Muahahahaha!" It's basically a Frankenbread.

I will say that this bread is so easy to toss together that my little girl has done the vast majority of it on her own before. We even have made it for her school report on Ireland back when she was in first grade. There may or may not have been flour everywhere, but it can be done!


Even being a bit irish, the first time that I ever had Irish Soda Bread was when I made it myself! Of course, my mother had her skeptic hat on; "Bread... with raisins... at dinner?" Why not?! She loved it.  In fact, when we made it today, she was sad that she was leaving and even more sad that we weren't making any extra for her. Sorry mom!

You don't have to eat it at dinner. It's lovely for breakfast... and lunch too when paired with a nice cup of coffee or tea.

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A homemade from scratch version of Irish Soda Bread that's made a little better for you by way of whole wheat flour! Quick and easy to make with little effort.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes • Cook Time: 25 Minutes

The Skinny:
Servings: 8Serving Size: 1 SliceCalories: 225Fat: 1 gSaturated Fat: 0 gCarb: 49 gFiber: 2 gProtein: 5 gSugar: 10 gSodium: 265 mg

3 C. Whole Wheat White Flour
1 1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
4 Tsp. Sugar
1 Tsp. Salt
1 1/4 C. Unsweetened Almond Milk
3/4 C. Raisins
3-4 Seconds of Cooing Spray

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet, or line it with parchment paper.

Whisk together the 3 C. flour, 1 1/2 Tsp. baking soda, 4 Tsp. sugar and 1 Tsp. salt in a large bowl.

Pour the 1 1/4 C. almond milk and 3/4 C. raisins in and mix until well combined and there is no more visible flour.

Shape the dough into a ball and place on the baking sheet.

Flatten out into a circle about 2 inches thick.

Using a sharp knife, cut 2-3 slashes across the top of the loaf in an 'X' shape.

Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven to turn the pan around for even baking, also give a good 2-3 second spray of cooking spray over the top of the loaf and place back into the oven for another 15 minutes or so until a toothpick tester comes out clean.

Cool completely before slicing in 8 pieces.

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Nutritional Claims: Low Fat • Low Fat Abs • Kidney Friendly • Vegan • Vegetarian • Pescatarian • Dairy Free • Egg Free • Milk Free • Peanut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Pork Free • Red Meat Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free • No Oil Added • Kosher

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